Epson XP 245 not working

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qwertyjjj
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Epson XP 245 not working

Post by qwertyjjj » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:42 pm

I plugged in the usb and mint 19 installed the generic epson driver (32bit)
When I print I just get letters down one margin of the page but not the correct documents.
I tried installing the printer driver for the XP 245 but that doesn't work either.
Any suggestions on what to try?

edit: tried installing epson-inkjet-printer-escpr and it says already installed.

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Re: Epson XP 245 not working

Post by pdc_2 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:10 pm

so you are running a 32bit install? If you type

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uname -a
in a terminal, what do you get please?

If I were looking for a 32bit driver, I would go here http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... 0c4e476b55 and click to download and install what would be

epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.24-1lsb3.2_i386.deb

which it seems to me was released today; is it says 30th Aug

Is that the version you have? If you do

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dpkg -l epson-inkjet* 
, what do you get please?

(This model of XP is NOT-airprint-compatible, so relies on the Epson driver)

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Re: Epson XP 245 not working

Post by qwertyjjj » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:14 am

I managed to get this working by changing the default drivers that were loaded to a different one in the database list.
SO, must be an issue with the default identification on Mint.

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